First day of same sex marriage in New York (19 images)

A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot.
Updated: July 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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Michael Johnson, 55, left, and Michael Roberts, 81, of New York, embrace after getting married at the City Clerk's office in New York Sunday, July 24, 2011. Hundreds of gay couples were expected to marry in New York and across the Empire State on the first day same-sex marriage ceremonies. UPI/Craig Ruttle/Pool
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